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puravida286 10-21-2006 06:04 PM

Stocking as grainbag
 
Is it OK to use a new women's leg stocking as a grainbag? I plan on brewing today but don't have a muslin bag nor know where to get one so I was thinkin about picking up a pair of stockings at the drug store to use...any thoughts?

debtman7 10-21-2006 07:43 PM

I'd imagine it would work fine, but they tear pretty easily. I'd be more inclined to try and find some cheesecloth and make a bag out of that.

Caplan 10-21-2006 07:49 PM

I think Pumbaa uses them for hop bags. You may want to double them up to make a stronger bag.

Pumbaa 10-21-2006 07:57 PM

actually I used them once as a filter, work fine but pretty flimsy so ya need to use with care

david_42 10-21-2006 09:13 PM

They work fine, but they do not tolerate direct heat. So, if you are steeping, shut the heat off & wait five minutes to put the bag in. When you take it out, get something under the bag to support it before removing it from the water.


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